Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Yesterday I turned 24.

Our friends John and Kait came up to visit over the weekend.
Kait and I have been great friends since 3rd grade.
She brought me some really fun stuff for my birthday!

+IKEA vase (awesome thrift!)
+Burt's Bees kit (a plantable one, at that.)
A really cool mushroom thing (I love mushrooms!)
A neat little pine tree fob (you know about my pine tree obsession...)
Sock Dreams gift card (aaaand you probably know of my knee high sock obsession)
AND 2 boxes full of chocolate covered fruit from Edible Arrangements (where she works)
(what's funny about this photo is that the owl is from them too and so is the tree...they are both from separate occasions. damn they get me cool stuff!!!)
I had to eat the fruit with a fork and steak knife because of the whole teeth removal thing, but I discovered that I like eating them better that way.
Much more satisfying.

We went to A LOT of restaurants over the weekend.
I wish I had photos, but I don't...I blame it on hating my camera. Isn't that terrible? I need to just take pictures already and stop caring.
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My list of 24 things to do over the next year:
1. learn to knit
2. learn to play guitar
3. get a tattoo (on the side of my ribs. a tall pine tree, of course)
4. plant a small garden on my balcony (tomatoes and mushrooms)
5. get a new car to replace my piece of shit car
6. walk the dogs at the shelter
7. start keeping a journal again (i miss doing that)
8. go to lots of farmer's markets
9. take more day-trips with joe
10. get new glasses (i'm bored with the ones i have)
11. make jam and give it to friends + family
12. go camping
13. start running again (i miss this one a lot)
14. pay more attention (i have a TERRIBLE short term memory)
15. start screen printing (i've had my supplies for 2 YEARS now)
16. learn how to weld
17. build a table for our bedroom (soon!)
18. keep a restaurant list in my journal (that would be helpful)
19. learn all about canoeing and kayaking (more on that later)
20. write to my penpal more
21. learn how to sew
22. stay in town more this summer (i hope for this one so much)
23. take a short spur of the moment road trip
24. enjoy life


Pravina Studio said...

That sounds like a lovely birthday! Hope you have a great 24th year...

ismoyo said...

Congratulations, go 24!
Great plans, many things to look forward to!

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! What a great list. If you are ever in TN (again), come on by our little kintting group at my friend's studio where I met you.

Wolfie and the Sneak said...

Oh man! I missed your birthday!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY (yelled to you all the way from NC)

Rynke said...

Such nice presents you got!
Belated happy birthday wishes from me!

canoelover said...

1. Stephanie will love to teach you to knit.